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The 57th transgender woman has been killed in Pakistan

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Trans activists in Pakistan | Photo: Facebook/Pakistan Transgender Community Network

The 57th transgender woman was killed in Pakistan recently.

On 4 May, attackers shot and killed Muni in the country’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) province. She could not provide smaller currency for a 1,000 rupee note to be ‘showered upon’ other transgender women invited to dance at a wedding. That’s when she was shot.

She is the fourth transgender woman killed in 2018, and 57th since 2015.

Previously, a trans woman was tortured and shot in the country and another woman was shot 12 times.

Pakistan failing to protect people

Pakistan has made significant strides for transgender people in recent years.

Earlier this year, the Pakistan Senate voted unanimously to add more protections for the transgender community.

The country also allowed trans people to join the Boy Scouts and also volunteer at Mecca.

Most recently, a school for trans students opened as well as an elderly home for trans people.

However, despite these advancements, it’s clear that there’s still a failure to protect transgender people from violence in the country.

H/t: HRW

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